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Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if i lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if i lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Most likely yet: Acanthosis nigricans, the dark spots you're explaining in most instances is a sign of Insulin resistance and high blood sugar in obese and diabetic individuals and with weight loss and control of blood sugar goes away. If it's due to another condition like growth hormone intake, birth control pill or genetics, then unless the condition is treated, it won't go away, i.e. In genetic cases it won't. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

Carefully: Weight loss for you is the same as for a non-diabetic: lower caloric intake and increase physical activity. However, i'm glad you asked, bc as a type 1 diabetic, doing those things will require you to change your Insulin regimen. Work with a dietician to make a balanced, carbohydrate consistent meal plan. Work with your endocrinologist for alterations in your Insulin regimen for work-out days. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight so i don't get diabetes at 14?

How can I lose weight so i don't get diabetes at 14?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Do you continue to lose weight if diabetes left untreated?

Do you continue to lose weight if diabetes left untreated?

Yes, but not healthy: Type 1 diabetes mellitus or severely uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus will result in weight loss of a very unhealthy kind! The weight loss is the result of not being able to properly utilize energy energy & breaks down protein (muscle) for energy as well as fat, in a way that produces ketones which can cause something called ketoacidosis, which can cause coma & death. ...Read more

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What is a good way for someone who has diabetes to lose weight?

The same: as anyone else -- eating less and exercising more. You have to burn off 3,500 calories to lose a pound. Try cutting out 250 calories a day to lost a pound every two weeks. It's not how fast your lose, but you need to learn to eat properly to not only lose the weight but keep it off the rest of your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way for someone who has Type one diabetes to lose weight?

What is the best way for someone who has Type one diabetes to lose weight?

It's the same: as for anyone else, eat less and exercise more to burn up more calories than you take in. Insulin administration will make this more difficult, and you might want to discuss with your doctor a gradual reduction in insulin dose as weight loss proceeds, but make sure glucose control remains appropriate. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for someone who has diabetes to lose weight on?

Weight loss: .How long have you had type 2 diabetes and how much weight have you gained? There are many good exercises and if there is a facility close to you, take a look and decide whether that is a good place for you to work out. Your diet may also need attention. Go to "NuVal" on the web and find out a lot of information about which foods are good, not too bad, and no good for you. ...Read more

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What are some tips for someone who has diabetes so that they can lose weight?

What are some tips for someone who has diabetes so that they can lose weight?

The Blood Sugar: Solution by Mark Hyman, MD, is a book that has an entire plan of action to help w/diabetes and overall health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight? I have type one diabetes. I really need to lose weight.

Talk w your doctor.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Yes: Yes. You are 31 year old. Please take your diabetic and thyroid medications as prescribed. Maintain hgba1c at 5.5 and TSH level between 3-4. Have nutritionist consult. Always monitor calories intake. Never more than 2000 calories. Regular exercise with at least 20 minutes walking daily. No fried food, smoking , drinking or sedentary style. Join healthy activities club. Thanks. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more